Major repairs ongoing at Carapichaima East Secondary School

Hon. Anthony Garcia Minister of Education addressing stakeholders at a meeting at the school in January 2018

Major repairs to address pigeon infestation problems and infrastructural issues at the Carapichaima East Secondary School commenced on Friday 9th March, 2018 and are progressing satisfactorily.

The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, responding to questions in Parliament on Friday 16th March 2018, said the project is expected to be completed by April 10th, 2018.


The contractor has demolished the roof and ceiling of the Multi-Purpose Hall and the Technical and Vocation Block (Block O). These two areas are being given priority in order get the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) Prohibition Notice lifted so that all students can resume classes on the compound.


The Ministry of Education is also funding major repairs to the roof and ceiling of the Cafeteria and the Library Blocks. Both of these buildings will also be repainted and fitted with the required electrical wiring, switches and other installations.


The Ministry of Education, through the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) continues to provide transport for students of Forms 5 & 6 who are preparing for examinations. These students are doing their SBAs at venues such as Chaguanas North Secondary School, Chaguanas & Couva Public Libraries. The School Supervision Division of the Ministry is also examining alternative, temporary accommodation for other students while the school is being repaired.


Meanwhile, Minister Garcia was also asked about repairs to the sewer system at the Clarke Road Hindu Primary School. He said a contract has already been awarded to repair the system, however, the principal requested that the repairs be delayed until March 24th, 2018 so as to facilitate students writing end of term examination.


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